MRes in Biosystematics

Imperial College London

Program Description

MRes in Biosystematics

Imperial College London

MRes in Biosystematics

This one-year research-based course is run jointly with the Natural History Museum, which is just a five-minute walk from Imperial's South Kensington Campus.

The course provides a broad perspective of taxonomy and systematics, together with relevant practical experience, and is aimed at students who wish to broaden their knowledge in this area.

The course is specifically designed to prepare students before undertaking a PhD or embarking on a career in systematics research, for which it provides excellent networking opportunities.


ou carry out three 15-week research projects during the year, each based in a different research group, at the Museum and Imperial’s Silwood Park Campus.

The three projects use molecular, morphological and bioinformatics techniques, and you are free to choose the group of organisms you wish to study.

Each project will culminate in a short report and a presentation to the course organisers, project supervisors and NHM students.

You will also participate in selected lectures and seminars, drawing on the weekly Imperial and Natural History Museum seminar series and other specialist subject seminars, many given by acknowledged international experts.

You are also encouraged to attend selected lectures within the College across all basic science disciplines. This includes particularly the MSc course in Taxonomy and Biodiversity.

As Research Group members, you will also attend group discussions, seminars, work in progress lab meetings, and journal clubs which are designed to develop your transferable skills.

Minimum academic requirement

2.1 Honours degree in biological or environmental subject.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications.

English language requirements

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 17, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
1 year
Full time
9,400 GBP
Start date Oct. 2016
United Kingdom London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 9,400 GBP
- Home/EU; £19,200 - Overseas